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1. Posted by Lewis86 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Would it be realistic to do this? i will be spending 2-5 days at each city

I would start in london, get the eurostar to paris. Then the train to brussels then amsterdam then berlin? Is it possible to get direct trains with all of these?

Any suggestions or help with a better intienery?

Many thanks!

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Yes: this is realistic, and there are direct trains between the cities.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4938 posts) 9y

Should be quite possible. Amsterdam to Berlin is the longest distance by far, taking 6.5 hours. The other trips take 2.5 to 4 hours or thereabouts. All have at least one direct connection a day available, as far as I know (although indirect trips using local trains might turn out to be cheaper).

4. Posted by Lewis86 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Thankyou for the prompt replies.

Is there anywhere you would suggest between amsterdam and berlin to visit to reduce the single travel times?

Unfortunately i only speak english & i dont read it perfectly :( But can anyone tell me how easy it is to navigate european train stations? Any tips?

Thanks again

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4938 posts) 9y

The big stop on the train trip between Amsterdam and Berlin is Hannover. Not certain if I'd really consider that worth getting out of the train for, though. (I guess it couldn't hurt for a day.) :) Although from personal experience I can say the 6.5 hours are really quite painless to do in one sitting.

Getting around train stations should be very doable (just give yourself a few extra minutes if you want to be certain). International trains always (?) have their announcements made in English as well, ticket vending machines always have English as an option, and it's rare to find someone in the Netherlands, Belgium or Germany who doesn't speak English. (I think it's a bit more common in France, but even there you should still be fine.)